10 DAYS SPECIAL DIWALI TOUR TURKEY
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day - Diwali Welcome Gala Dinner - Tuesday 10 November 2015 Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. This evning at: 19:30pm we have Diwali Welcome Gala Dinner Cruise (Bosphorus By Night)
Including A rich variety of open buffet dinner, unlimited Turkish drinks and soft drinks. Belly Dancing and some traditional Turkish folklore show and music will also be included in the cost . Cruise be back around 23:30pm. Overnight in Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - Wednesday 11 November 2015 Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise incluing traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi - Thursday 12 November 2015 After breakfast at 08:30 am Murtis Tour will then take you to the Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. 13:00pm Lunh break at the Indian restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight Charisma Deluxe Hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince - Friday 13 November 2015 08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Dinner and overnight Charisma Deluxe Hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour - Saturday 14 November 2015 At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Dinner and Overnight in 5 Star Colossae Hotel Pamukkale.
Day 6 - Pamukkale and Antalya- Sunday 15 November 2015 After breakfast, we depart for Antalya at 09.00 am. After 2 hour we will have coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Check in to Hotel at approximately 03.00 pm and you have free time till dinner, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets. Dinner and overnight in 5 The Marmara Hotel Antalya.
Day 7 - Antalya Duden Water Falls and Antalya Old City Tour - Monday 16 November 2015 After breakfast at: 09:00 amd Depart for Duden Water Falls and Shoping Tour, Duden Water Falls is all the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. We have lunch break around 13:30pm. After lunch visit to Old city Kaleici, Clock Tower and Alexander the Great gate. We will be back in our hotel at around 17.00 . Dinner and overnight in 5 The Marmara Hotel Antalya.
Day 8 - Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia - Tuesday 17 November 2015 After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. 2.5 hour later we have break for coffee and after some rest drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm and after the lunch visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Dinner and Overnight in Gamirasu Cave Hotel Cappadocia.
Day 9 - Cappadocia Tour - Farewell Dinner with Turkish Show - Wednesday 18 November 2015 Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 17:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. This evning at:19:00 pm we have Farewell Dinner with Turkish Night Show, meal and Turkish drinks also Including. Show finish around 23:00pm. Dinner out site the hotel with Show and Overnight in Gamirasu Cave Hotel Cappadocia.
Day 10 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour - Thursday 19 November 2015 After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
10 DAYS SPECIAL DIWALI TOUR TURKEY Photos
• Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
• Return Airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport
• Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
• Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
• 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
• 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
• 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
• 2 nights hotel in Antalya
• 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
• 9 open buffet breakfasts
• 1 Diwali Welcome Gala Dinner Cruise with Turkish Show in Istanbul.
• 1 Farewell Dinner with Turkish Night Show, meal and Turkish drinks in Cappadocia
• 1 Indian Dinner
• 6 Turkish Indian Style Dinner at the Hotel
• 2 Indian Lunches
• 6 Turkish Indian Style lunches
• Guided Istanbul City Tour
• Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
• Guided Ephesus tour
• Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
• Guided Pamukkale tour
• Guided Duden Water Falls
• Guided Antalya Old City Tour
• Guided Cappadocia tour
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Professional English-speaking tour Guides
Tour Not Includes
We are proud to offer you a Great programme with Great prices during the Diwali Holiday. To protect you experiencing long bus rides, we have arranged an itinerary that includes domestic flights with short bus rides. We are offering you the best touristic Destinations of Turkey, the best and foremost museums of our country with informative and experienced guides, comfortable cars, Great breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We will also have some surprises for you during our tours. To have fun, travel around and meet with new people, do not miss out our special programme for our diwali festivali.